English Muffin Bread on kitchen towel, with one slice cut.

English Muffin Bread

One of the easiest yeast breads you can bake at home! Perfect tender crumb and sturdy crust, this bread is ready for sandwiches!

Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword English muffin bread
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 305 kcal
Author Anna


  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • cornmeal for sprinkling
US Customary - Metric


  1. Grease and dust with cornmeal a 8"x4" loaf pan or 2qt baking dish (I used French oven). Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, yeast, soda).
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, water and oil. Heat up to 130 degrees It should be really warm but not too hot to the touch.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, slowly drizzle the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  5. Knead the dough for about a minute, or until it start to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  6. Scoop the dough out into the prepared pan. Cover and place in a warm and draft-free place. See note.
  7. When dough has doubled in size, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  8. Bake the bread uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes (the magic number for me was 22 minutes), until the top is golden brown.

  9. Let sit in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

I see a lot of recipes for yeast dough that do not use sugar. You have to use sugar! The yeast loves it and it makes them react. Also, I always use oil in my yeast dough, especially for breads and pizza dough.

Nutrition Facts
English Muffin Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 654mg28%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.